Our Story

Die Boer  Die Belg is situated in the beautiful Waterberg Bushveld. Originally the entire area around us was one large farm known as Rietvally. Although the size of Rietvally is undetermined, many believe it to have been around 4000 hectares. Between 1996 and 1998 Rietvally was divided into several smaller farms of about 200 hectares each, of which Die Boer  Die Belg is one.

When driving around the farm, it is interesting to see how the vegetation changes from one area to the next – from ‘forest-like’ areas to grass and thorn-tree areas, then wetland areas through to the very sparse vegetation of the ‘desert’.

Our Story

Die Boer  Die Belg is situated in the beautiful Waterberg Bushveld. Originally the entire area around us was one large farm known as Rietvally. Although the size of Rietvally is undetermined, many believe it to have been around 4000 hectares. Between 1996 and 1998 Rietvally was divided into several smaller farms of about 200 hectares each, of which Die Boer  Die Belg is one.

When driving around the farm, it is interesting to see how the vegetation changes from one area to the next – from ‘forest-like’ areas to grass and thorn-tree areas, then wetland areas through to the very sparse vegetation of the ‘desert’.

This area is known as the desert because of the dry clay-like ground. The original owner of the bigger farm Rietvally, the late Mr LJ van der Merwe, used the farm for grazing for his cattle from 1948 to 1994 and referred to this part of the farm as the “brakkolle”. His great-grandfather, Mr JF van der Merwe (known as Oupa Kotie), owned the farm in the late 1800s and used the existing farm for winter grazing due to the abundance of water as a result of the natural underground fountain. It even withstood the severe drought of 1933.

There are still many thorn trees in the desert area but the grass coverage is sparse. The rest of the farm is covered in lush vegetation and includes a ‘wetland’ area. Because this is one of the most water-rich farms in the area, many bird species make Andanté Game Farm their home.

There is also a six-hectare open ‘veld’, which seems to be the “meeting place” of most of the species of buck in the late afternoon. The blue wildebeest, kudu, zebras, impalas and blesbok (and occasionally nyalas) can be seen lazily walking around and grazing on the lush grass on this open field as the sunsets

This area is known as the desert because of the dry clay-like ground. The original owner of the bigger farm Rietvally, the late Mr LJ van der Merwe, used the farm for grazing for his cattle from 1948 to 1994 and referred to this part of the farm as the “brakkolle”. His great-grandfather, Mr JF van der Merwe (known as Oupa Kotie), owned the farm in the late 1800s and used the existing farm for winter grazing due to the abundance of water as a result of the natural underground fountain. It even withstood the severe drought of 1933.

There are still many thorn trees in the desert area but the grass coverage is sparse. The rest of the farm is covered in lush vegetation and includes a ‘wetland’ area. Because this is one of the most water-rich farms in the area, many bird species make Andanté Game Farm their home.

There is also a six-hectare open ‘veld’, which seems to be the “meeting place” of most of the species of buck in the late afternoon. The blue wildebeest, kudu, zebras, impalas and blesbok (and occasionally nyalas) can be seen lazily walking around and grazing on the lush grass on this open field as the sunsets

What We Offer

Events Venue Chapel
For your special day or bush event, we have the perfect venue for you. Our chapel can accommodate up to 50 people.
Various Accommodations
From camping to rondawels or a luxury log house, we have a wide range of options to choose from.
Beautiful Wildlife
Blue wildebeest, kudu, zebras, impalas and blesbok are just some of the wild life right outside your door.
Bird Watching
More than 400 types of birds have been recorded on Andanté Game Farm of which some are rare species.
Bring your camping gear, caravan or stay in a rondawel but come with the whole family and bond again for a special weekend together.